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not a single senator voted against this $2 trillion rescue bill. >> what is important is for us to it's important for us to recognize what's in the bill. the evidence of control measures. >> this virus is about everywhere. how widespread it is we don't know yet. we haven't tested sufficiently. >> we believe by april 7th we would exceed our capacity to deliver health care in the hospitals. you don't make the timeline. the virus makes the timeline.
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you've got to go with what the situation on the ground is. >> announcer: this is "new day". welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." it is march 26th. it's 6:00 in new york. the coronavirus pandemic in the united states is accelerating. it's warning the death toll is approaching 1,000 people. wednesday was the deadliest day so far. new york is the hardest hit area. it has nearly half of the country's cases. conditions at hospitals there and across the country are dire. in new york, hospitals are bracing for a surge in patients. one hospital has constructed a makeshift morgue on the street, as you can see on your screen. nurses at different hospital in manhattan are resorting to protecting themselves with trash bags as you can see because of a shortage in protective gowns.
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the "washington post" reports -- there is some reason for optimism. andrew cuomo says there are signs that social distancing is working to slow down the doubling rate of the virus, john? >> so this is not just a new york problem. that is becoming clear. this morning, acute concern for louisiana. cases have spienked to more tha 1500. there's fear of running out of hospital beds there. there is breaking news overnight. hours ago the senate passed a $2 trillion rescue package. it was unanimous. the bill authorizes checks to be more than 150 american households. we have new information about what you might see some of that money. stand by for that. the house expected to vote on that also. later this morning, the number that so many analysts are watching. the labor department will release weekly jobless claims.
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there's every reason to believe that it will shatter records. the wrong kind of records. we have a team of reporters standing by to bring you the latest information. brynn gingras is live at elmhurst hospital in queens. a horrific 24-hour period there, brynn, with 13 deaths. what's the latest? >> reporter: yeah. john, i mean, that's the grim reality of what we are seeing here on the ground. it's not going away. the demand is still there. it's not going down. as you can see behind me, this line started forming earlier this morning. it's even longer at this hour. people waiting in the cold to get care. the hospital tells us every day they're working to increase the capacity of this hospital by flooding it with nurses and doctors and equipment just to keep up with this demand. 13 people have died at this hospital in queens while outside it's swamped with new yorkers waiting in long lines to get tested for the coronavirus.
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the numbers in the city are rapidly growing. but the nation's top infectious disease experts says studying what's happening here could give clues to reduce infection rates in other parts of the country. >> it's accelerating. there are other parts of the country which we need to get a better feel for what is going on. the way we do that is by increasing testing and identifying people who are infected, isolating them, getting out of circulation and then do contact tracing. >> new york governor andrew cuomo reports there's early signs showing stay at home measures are working. >> social distancing, no restaurants, no nonessential workers. yes, they're burdensome. by the way, they are effective and the evidence suggests at this point that they have slowed the hospitalization. >> nationwide, some medical staff are fearful of working in hospitals overloaded with coronavirus patients.
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the shortage of personal protective equipment makes their already difficult job even more dangerous. >> we are terrified. everybody is terrified. we feel an obligation to take care of our patients. everybody does. but we don't want to become sick. >> watch medical personnel in new jersey dressed in full protective gear move dozens of residents from this nursing home after several tested positive. the "washington post" reports in chicago doctors privately discussed a do not resuscitate policy for infected individuals regardless of the wishes of the patient or their family members. with cases growing in louisiana, the governor worries hospitals in new orleans could reach capacity by the first week of april. >> this depends upon whether the curve gets flattened or whether the trajectory stays where it is. >> president trump optimistic most of the country will be back to work soon. >> it could be, we do sections of the country. there are sections that are
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little affected and other sections are heavily affected. by easter, we'll have a recommendation. >> dr. anthony fauci says it's basically impossible to make that projection. >> you don't make the timeline. the virus makes the timeline. it doesn't matter what you say, one week, two week, three weeks, you have to go with what the situation on the ground is. >> the hospital is so overwhelmed here that patients are having to actually be moved to other hospitals because there's simply not enough room. we know half of the cases in the country are here in new york. listen, we've learned 40,000 nurses and doctors have volunteered some retirees to help the hospital staff. obviously, john, that's heroic as we know. doctors and nurses are among the people that are getting sick right now. >> brynn, i have to say, doing amazing work there. we see the ambulances coming and going. we see the lines behind you growing. it's only 6:06 a.m.
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we read the reports of the situation inside that hospital as apocalyptic. stand by and keep us posted as it develops throughout the morning. breaking overnight, the senate passed this huge $2 trillion rescue bill aimed at keeping the u.s. economy from crashing and aimed at getting money in so many people's pockets. cnn's joe johns live at the white house. an important step, joe. >> reporter: that's for sure, john. this, of course, is an enormous, enormous package. the largest package in the history of the united states for emergency aid. it is hopefully going to bridge the economy for the next two two three months or so says the treasury secretary. what's in the bill? let's take a look at it. $500 billion for companies and distressed industries with some strings attached. oversight and accountability to keep things out of control. there's $300 billion for small
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business loans. $250 billion for unemployment benefits for people who end up out of work because of the coronavirus. another $250 billion. here's one of the most important things. in direct payment to individuals and families. that, of course, is means tested for individuals making less than $75,000. it also depends on how many kids you have in your family. senator chuck schumer of new york, the democratic leader in the united states senate also from the state that is right now the epicenter of the coronavirus response becoming emotional when talking about this step. >> we're going to come back. but it pains me and it pains you in a certain sense because you can't be with the people. you have to talk to them on the telephone. that bothers me. i like to mix and mingle and press the flesh. that's a bad word right now.
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so i feel an ache for my people. one of the things that guided me was to do as much as i could for them. >> so it's not quite over yet. this bill now heads to the house of representatives up on capitol hill. they're hoping to have a voice vote to get it out of there quickly and over here to the president's desk as early as friday. back to you. >> all right. joe johns for us at the white house. joe, please keep us posted. that matters to so many people. alisyn, i want to address our geographic location here for a moment. last couple of days we've been in separate rooms, not near each other but in the same building. today not even that close. >> i'm coming to you from the camerota headquarters this morning. obviously, i think viewers have gotten used to things changing every day. the look of many of their favorite shows are changing. this is what we're going to do while we're socially distancing
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hospitals in new york are reaching a breaking point. one hospital has a makeshift norg morgue on the street.
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13 people died at that hospital on wednesday. hala is in trouble -- louisiana is also in trouble. cases are up 30%. deaths spiked 40% yesterday. critical medical equipment is still running low. joining us now is mitch landrieu. and dr. michelle don head of medical center in new york. i want to start with you, doctor. we hear different sorts of things about whether things are stabilizing, whether hospital workers are able to get the protective gear they need. what's happening at your hospital? what are you seeing? >> still seeing an escalation in cases every day. every day, we're seeing more and more patients presenting to the hospital and more and more patients presenting to the intensive care unit. in terms of ppe, the hospital has worked very, very hard to get ppe to protect the health care workers. we're no different than any other institution in the united states right now. there is a dire need for them.
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right now, there is enough for my clinicians, my nurses. but the fear is always there about what happens next week or the week after as the number of case increase at an exponential pace. >> dr. gong, i hear you're having multiple conversations a day about ventilators. what are those conversations like? >> we have multiple conversations a day with all of my team, actually, as well as the hospital administration on resources. the resources does include ventilators. how many do we have right now? what kind of ways can we do to true to free up more ventilators for the patients coming in? we are switching patients from ventilators to nonevasive, something you would use for sleep apnea to free up ventilators to other patients that need it. we are looking for solutions to
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help ventilate the patients. right now, we're having a large demand in terms of respiratory failure and need to ventilating the patients. my team and i are working tirelessly to think outside the box to come up with solutions to meet the needs of the patient. the ventilators are only one resource. icu beds is another resource. every day, we're adding beds to try to meet the needs of our patients. personnel, even though you have the bed and the ventilators, we need to be able to staff them to be able to have expertise to take care of these patients. every day, we try to find qualified people, how do we supervise the qualified people as well as the people who may have less experience in order to do things that are needed for the patients that are coming in. >> mayor landrieu, what's happening in new orleans? >> well, what you see in new orleans is a mirror of exactly what you see in new york. you basically said before we came on what our numbers look like. that's accurate.
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i'm hearing from emergency room docs, stories similar to what the doctor just told us. both the mayor and the governor continue to scramble to make sure that, number one, we got the declaration from the president. that's good. number two, once that's done, getting the resources to the ground in a way that health care professionals can use them. as was said at the beginning of the week, this was going to be a tough week and next week is going to be a tough week as well. it's proving to be just that. >> mayor landrieu, i think my concern for louisiana is not just a mirror of new york city. it might be a little bit behind. the worst may be yet to come in louisiana. i'm reading reports that there are only 29% of icu beds available. dr. gong was talking about the need for icu units here in new york city. in louisiana, i think the need is more acute and if it spikes even more over the next week, that need won't be able to be reached. what are you hearing from the people inside these hospitals? >> that's an excellent point.
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when i said it's a mirror of new york, i meant we're on the same trajectory, maybe worse than new york. as bad as it can be in the country. so, yeah, we're hearing the same exact thing. the governor indicated the other day that we may be out of critical care beds by april 4th. i think they're really scrambling hard like governor cuomo was to find enough beds. i think there will be 15% available today and by april 4th they'll be gone. the need for more health care workers and ppe, all of those things are critical needs in the city of new orleans as we speak. >> so dr. gong, you've described how you're having to repurpose equipment from sleep apnea to ventilators. we're seeing health care workers, we have the shots of the health care workers wearing trash bags because they can't get the gowns. are you -- are officials from the federal government or the local government giving you any
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indication of this dire situation could change and that badly needed supplies are headed your way? >> so, at montefiore, we have tapped into multiple resources to try to get the ppe for the health care workers. in addition to our usual supply chain, we had a stockpile that was truly needed at that time. in addition to that, we have now tapped into other resources from other countries to try to order. there are also foundations and other institutions around the country and around the world that are making donations of ppe. we, like other institutions, actually have benefited from those donations. but basically right now, given the state that we are in, we're all having to be imaginative to get all the resources needed to take care of the patients and to take care of our health care
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workers. >> it's wonderful that we can be macgyver in the situation but it's not ideal in a pandemic. >> dr. gong, i want to ask you about a report out of chicago. the "washington post" reporting that there's a hospital considering issuing do not resuscitate order for the medical personnel and the doctors. the thinking is one, triage, one, because they need to reserve the medical personnel for those who can be saved and the second thing is because of the risk involved with the group effort to resuscitate a person who may be close to death. why would that decision be made? what are the considerations there and what does that tell you? >> so in a pandemic, the situation is oftentimes so dire and in a situation where you don't have enough resources, you often have to debate. where can you best use the resources to save the most lives. and, unfortunately, we're seeing data from china, from italy, from other parts of the world that certain populations, the
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very, very elderly with severe coe morbid disease and severe organ failures may not do very well with the covid. the question comes down to actually, if you have run out of resources, how best to use the resources that you have to be able to save as many lives as possible. this is an intensely uncomfortable discussion among clinicians, right? we swear to take care of patients. we want to do our best to save every life that comes through our doors. but during a pandemic when resources become scarce, sometimes we have to engage in uncomfortable conversations. what we're doing now is to try to actually august minute our resources as much as possible because that's always the first choice. to try to see if we can augment our resources to meet the needs of the patient before we need to actually get down to the part
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where what happens if we don't have enough resources? this is a conversation that's happening in health care circles right now. >> mayor landrieu, i mean, that is so stunning to hear that these kinds of choices are going to have to be left to doctors because they don't have the resources. so it means that a healthy 71-year-old could come into the hospital with coronavirus could deteriorate and they may not be able to resuscitate that person because they're 70 and they have somebody else who is 48 on a ventilator. those are the kinds of choices that they may have to make. >> we saw some of these -- this during katrina. this is an awful position to put first responders in. it is really unacceptable. i do not understand to this day why the president will not invoke the defense production act to get ventilators to the ground. i know right now the governor is expanding the opening up the convention center to expand 3,000 beds in the event that we need them. i heard from two emergency room
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physicians yesterday how just pained they are that they're in the position to have to make the decisions that the doctor said, that she's seeing in her treatment and her care. it's unacceptable, it's untenable. i know the governor and the mayor are working hard to get as much as they can. if it's not available and if you have governors competing with each other for it, you're going to put the health care providers in an unacceptable position. of course, it's going to cost us lives. >> mayor landrieu, please stay safe where you are. dr. gong, thanks very much for being with us. thank you for the work that you're doing. alisyn. >> so, john, today we'll get a look at how hard the labor market is being hit by coronavirus. jobless claims for the last week are set to come out this morning. we have the details of what they look like. no, no, no, no, this ain't no sandwich.
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two hours from now, the u.s. labor department will release its weekly jobless claims. economists are predicting between one in four million people who filed for unemployment benefits in the past week. this will smash records. joining us now, cnn chief business correspondent, christine romans and julia chatter lee. this is an early look at the unemployment numbers. it's a breathtaking number, the low end estimate of one million is a breathtaking number. >> just shattering records. you know, in 1982 there was a terrible nasty recession in this country. in one week almost 700,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits. you're going to see this week surpass that maybe by a factor of two. you know, it just shows you the depths of the problems for the american economy right now when you shut everything down.
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you just shut it down and people started laying off their workers. i think every one of the numbers, it's important to remind people, every one of the numbers is a family, right, that's looking to the stimulus and looking elsewhere to figure out how they're going to get through the coronavirus pandemic. >> so julia what, are the complications for the government to handle an influx of this record-setting amount? >> even just processing these claims is a problem. the framing is important. it's a strange way to measure the success of the policies that we're putting in place, of course. at the same time, what you've got as well as this step up in unemployment benefits that we've seen, it's going to capture parts of the economy. the gig economy that we've never seen before. some estimates suggest that's around a third of the economy. so you imagine that. we've got no sense of these people being captured, too. of course, as christine was saying, simply trying to suppress the number of job losses is what the survival bill
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is about. it's time to get the money to people. we've got a sense of it from the treasury secretary. deposits of the cash could come within three weeks. they mentioned the april 6th date to process and get the checks out to people in the form of checks. the small businesses, every day counts. execution on all of these measures are going to be key. >> can you approximate ut that graph you just had up on the screen again so people can understand the scope of what we're going to hear in a few hours. these are weekly jobless claims since 1980. today will be a level four screens higher than what's on there right now. you know, you'd have to stack four television sets up to get where the figures are likely to be today, romans. it doesn't cover what they might really do. they don't cover the gig economy. there's a but, too. this rescue plan in the process
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of getting passed out does address some of this, does help some of the people filing. how? >> it does. a couple of things here. small business owners, the treasury secretary wants in a matter of days, he wants them to be able to walk into an fdic insured bank branch in their town, walk in, apply for an emergency loan, get that loan and be able to pay their workers for the next couple of months. then the loan forgiven if you retain the workers. that's one way they want people to not lay off their workers but instead keep keep on board here. i think julia is right that the execution is going to be really key here. i know they're working feverishly to make sure that all of this is rolling smoothly and quickly so people can get the money to prevent the layoffs. what we'll see today is the layoffs that have happened. the huge number, the one to 4 million. that's layoffs that have happened before a rescue package from washington. >> julia, you also hear predictions from doctors, the cdc about how long it will last.
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nobody really knows and so what's the financial system in the economy prepared to do in terms of this? >> we've seen unprecedented levels of money coming in from the central bank to try and shore up the system. we've also, of course, now hopefully we'll get the money to support the real economy. you're absolutely right, alisyn. we can't gauge yet. these numbers in particular are going to continue to be -- the success of the stimulus policies. as i mentioned, the science is imprecise. it's a good thing in a way for the first time the expansion of these unemployment benefits and the increase on the weekly basis will capture parts of the economy that was not seen. it's going to show the underlying lack of support measures and the weaknesses in this economy, which is what this whole crisis, n has revealed in stark measure and so quickly.
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>> it was interesting, romans listening to steve mnuchin from an economic standpoint is looking at the medical reality and he's planning for a medical reality that doesn't clear itself out for three or four months economically. >> that's right. people may have -- congress may have to go to the drawing board and do maybe another kind of package after this. there's numerous expectations, they were reporting last night they might have to put more stimulus measures into the pipeline in the next three months or so. you're right. there's a feeling that this isn't the end of the story. we're trying to get through the immediate future. can i just say that seven weeks ago i was reporting on this program that it was record high 401(k) balances. think about that for a minute and now record high layoffs in one week. what a swift decline. >> i think about that all the time. i think about it all the time. this is just whiplash from truly
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the peaks to the valleys. nobody could see this on the horizon. even if you saw coronavirus in china, you didn't know that this today was going to be happening, julia. >> absolutely. this is part of the anxiety of it. the speed at which, one, we see in the markets. we've seen the tensions created there. far more importantly, the uncertainty for people, too. and the fact that congress have taken a few days extra but they've moved swiftly too. this is all part of it. i apologize that i busted in there. i don't care about the technical definitions here. this is the definition of recession for people, the anxiety that that creates. we're experiencing it on a daily basis. for the most vulnerable in society, it's devastating. the money needs to flow fast. >> indeed. it will be debated for some time. if the public health situation had been taken on more seriously, more quickly, whether or not the economic situation
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the nation's top infectious disease doctor, anthony fauci is warning that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating. wednesday was the deadliest day so far. the death toll in the u.s. is about to reach a grim milestone of 1,000 people. new york is by far the hardest hit. conditions at hospitals there and across the country are dire. health care workers say they're bracing for a surge in patients that could overwhelm them. some of them are building makeshift morgues on the street. nurses are using plastic bags, garbage bags to make up for a shortage of personal protective gear. governor cuomo says 40,000 health care workers have
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volunteered their services once the staffing shortages begin. john? >> there's a new disturbing development. cnn has learned that hospitals on the frontlines are now discussing universal do not resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients. this morning, louisiana is emerging as a coronavirus hotspot. it has been for some time. cases have spiked to more than 1500. spain is extending it nationwide lockdown until april 12th. this is in an attempt to contain the virus. the death toll there tops 3600. they have the highest number of health care workers who have been infected. cnn's scott mcclain is in madrid with the latest. >> reporter: >> we'll get back to scott as
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soon as we can. but let's get to japan right now. that's where government officials fear the coronavirus may be running rampant but going undetected. the number of cases in that country is spiking as well. but many residents in tokyo appear to be ignoring the warnings. let's get right to will ripley live in tokyo for us. will, what's the situation? >> reporter: just a couple of days after the announcement of the olympics being postponed, the japanese government is changing its messaging when it comes to the coronavirus. here in japan there are now more than 1300 cases. that number continues to rise dramatically here in the japanese capital. we're expecting sometime an announcement from the governor here in about 20 minutes. what will she say? probably announce more cases and there's a lot of talk that there could be a lockdown here in tokyo in the coming days. in fact, government officials have said as much. if the coronavirus situation does not get under control. at this point, the numbers are only rising.
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that has not stopped people from going out to view the cherry blossoms. we were shocked to see huge crowds of people standing close together. a lot not wearing masks. taking pictures of the cherry blossoms. yet at the supermarket within the last hour or so, it was the busiest i have ever seen it. a lot of the shelves are empty. panic buying appears to be setting in. there's a change in the mood in tokyo. it seems like people realize something serious is about to happen. i lived in this building for four years. the fact that i've never seen the store as busy as an hour ago. certainly says something. also news from the u.s. services here in japan. an active duty service member has now tested positive for coronavirus. on friday, local time, new restrictions on movement, on social distancing. the canceling of official events will be taking effect. the u.s. military personnel, more than 50,000 of them here will soon be not necessarily locked down. but their movements severely restricted. the big question, if and when that happens in the japanese
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capital which now finally after weeks of taking a more relaxed approach seems to be realizing the severity of the coronavirus on the ground here. >> will, it's interesting to see what's happening in japan. for a while, it seemed that maybe they had dodged the bullet of the coronavirus. maybe they were doing something right. now from reporting, it looks like it was just postponed for them. thank you very much, will. we'll check back with you. coronavirus cases in florida, back here in the u.s. are beginning to surge. should the state take stronger measures? we have strong feels from someone after the break. robinhood believes now is the time to do money.
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this morning the coronavirus virus is growing. nearly 2,000 people. 23 people died and so far florida's governor, ron desantis is resisting calls for stay at home orders. a statewide stay-at-home order. joining me now is florida congressman ted deutsche.
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congressman, thanks for being with us. we can talk about the politics in a second. i want to get a sense, because you are at home in florida in boca raton right now. what you're seeing, what is happening around you at these hospitals? >> well, john, thanks for asking the question and that's the biggest concern that we all have. i'm fielding phone calls every day from hospitals i'm talking to health care workers and doctors. we have such an enormous debt of gratitude to the doctors, the nurses, the health care workers literally on the frontlines of this. right now, some are coming home, others getting ready to go in the emergency rooms and the hospitals, we need to give them a chance. we need to make sure that they're in the best position to use their incredible skills of helping people to actually provide that assistance and what we're so worried about is that if we don't get control of this, if we don't push down on that curve as we've been talking
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about, then they're going to be overwhelmed here in florida. they're not going to be able to care for everyone. and that's going to put lives at risk. that's why it's so important for us to take -- for the governor to take stronger action than he's taken so far. >> there is a stay at home order, countywide in broward county and i believe miami-dade, it's county by county at this point. why don't you think that's enough? why do you think a statewide order is necessary? >> well, that's actually not the way it's really working. it's county by county but different cities have different variations of it. there's no clear guidance. there's no leadership coming from the top. we want that. we want to work together. i want to work with the governor to help keep people safe. but we're not doing enough testing in our state. we have no idea how many cases there really are. because we're testing so few people. to say that we can just focus on
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a handful of counties and ignore the counties where it's not bad, we just don't know that that's the case. if one county treats it one way and the county next door has different rules entirely. you're not going to be able to really prevent the spread. look, it is safer at home right now. this is an enormous challenge for our country. an enormous challenge for our economy. congress is going to act. we're going to act tomorrow morning and pass this bill and start -- right now we have to focus on public health and keeping people safe and saving lives. the way to do it is for people to stay home, especially when we see the numbers increase dramatically as they have. >> business leaders in florida telling the governor to not shut the state down. there are pockets and hotspots in the states. it's a big state they say and you don't need to shut it down, for instance in the panhandle or the northern part of the state. what do you say to the business leaders, the chamber of commerce
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says don't do the statewide? >> sure. if the governor wanted to roll out a plan that made it statewide and had some ideas on how to deal with a handful of counties where they have no cases, i don't think that that's the right approach. but let's have that conversation. but by refusing to do anything, refusing to put any orders in place around the state, the fact is we have -- there's no uniformi uniformity. people are at risk. we're all in this together, john. no one wants our economy to suffer. no one wants people to lose their jobs. but we all want to protect our neighbors and our parents and grandparents and our friends. that's what we need to do now. we have one opportunity. this is it. >> one the measures the governor is taking is sort of protecting people like you from people like me. he doesn't want new yorkers coming to florida right now and if they do, they're being asked
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to self-isolate for 14 days, in some cases the national guard is asked to look for new yorkers flying in. what do you think of those measures? >> i support those measures. i'm glad the governor took that action. but those actions need to be enforced. we need to make sure that people actually self-quarantine when they come down here. the problem -- look, the problem is when you have an outbreak in one place and people are told to stay at home and then they choose to come someplace else, that poses a risk for the other place. that's why the best idea -- if the governor actually acted and posed the stay at home order across the state, he wouldn't have to ask certain people to quarantine and certain people to protect others because everyone would be doing it because we'd all be in it together. >> congressman deutsch, we appreciate your time.
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